by Lisa de Speville
For Cape Union Mart
Days turn into weeks and weeks into months, which pass in a blur of school, studying, work, activities and social commitments. Birthdays, anniversaries and celebratory days remind us to be thankful and appreciative of people important in our lives.
On Sunday, 21 June, Father's Day celebrates fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers and the contribution that these and other paternal figures have in the lives of children, and in our lives.
A Father's Day gift, presented with kindness and love, is a thank you for the hours he spent teaching you to ride a bicycle, reading to you before bed, taking you to school, cooking breakfast, building your beloved tree house, sitting through summer swimming lessons, working long hours to give you an education and, most of all, for loving you from the day you took your first breath.
Choosing an appropriate gift to show appreciation can be challenging. With an extensive range of useful and practical gifts at Cape Union Mart, saying thank you is affordable.
Our thoughtful suggestions for ‘Gifts under R200’, 'Bright gift Ideas', 'Top Gadgets for Dad' and 'Top 50 Gifts' will help you find the perfect way to spoil your dad this Father's Day at Cape Union Mart, Home of the Father's Day Gift.
'UNDER R200 GIFTS'
Picquic Teeny Turner - R75
This cunningly designed screwdriver has seven different tips that fit neatly into slots in the lifetime-guaranteed handle when not in use. Leave in the kitchen drawer, toolbox, tacklebox or glove compartment for quick tightening - or loosening - jobs that keys and knives just can't do. The Picquic Teeny Turner is available in red, yellow, fusia, blue, green and orange.
'TOP 50 GIFTS'
Tonglite Braai Tongs - R275
If you've ever watched you father stooped over the braai with a dish in one hand, tongs in the other and a flashlight in his mouth trying to gauge whether your dinner is cooked, then this is the gift for him. A removable, waterproof torch nests between the tongs to shine a warm white LED light directly onto the item in the grip of the tongs - illuminating your food in the best possible light. Ergonomically designed to suit both small and bigger hands, the elongated frame allows you to reach food on the grid without burning your hands.
'TOP GADGETS FOR DAD'
Powerstick 2600mAh Portable Charger - R250
Your father will never be caught with a flat mobile battery or powerless tablet with this Powerstick Portable Charger in his pocket. It's ideal for weekend hikes and business travel and when loadshedding last for hours, the Powerstick is a perfect backup power source. A charging indicator shows when the device is full and how much power is left. It has a standard 5V-1A input and output and comes with a Micro USB cable and USB port. It works on any USB-charged devices. Get this portable charger in pink, green, white, black or blue. The Powerstick 5200mAh capacity model (R399) is also available.
'BRIGHT GIFT IDEAS'
BlackfireClamplightMINI - R99
The Clamplight, which comes in four colours, allows for hands-free use thanks to its unique clamp mechanism. Clamped on to almost anything, the double-axis pivot directs brilliant light from this compact unit into the tightest of corners. Battery life from the three LR44 (A76 equivalent) batteries, which are included, is 55 hours and the LEDs never need replacing. Clamp to a tackle box, tent, bracket, tool box or even the peak of a cap. The Clamplight is primarily grey in colour with black, green, orange or blue trim.
To view the complete digital catalogue of Cape Union Mart's Father's Day gifts, please download the catalogue PDF.